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Life is Love: End Modern-Day Slavery

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BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

Maddy Rogers

THE STORY:

I really want to raise awareness about the issue of sex trafficking, child sex prostitution, and modern-day slavery. My heart has been sad and I've been angry about these issues, specifically child sex trafficking, for years but I have been overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem and have not done anything. I hope to go to Cambodia one to help in the rehabilitation centres, but for now I am running this half-marathon as a challenge and a daily reminder as I train to keep the girls and Cambodia in my heart and prayers.

I am running the Tauranga half-marathon on April 13, 2014 to raise awareness and money for the Somaly Mam foundation. I chose this foundatoin to raise money for because the founder is a sex-trafficking surviver herself; she is someone to look up to as she has overcome a life of trauma and abuse and through resilience is rescuing young girls as young as 4 from brothels in Cambodia. 

If you would like to donate feel free, anything I raise I will donate directly to the shelters and healing centres in Cambodia that Somaly has established for the rescued victims.

If you can't donate, I totally get it, but please read up on some of these issues and talk about it, sex trafficking happens everywhere in the world and it needs to stop!

Here is some information on the programs that the organization has for rescued girls:

http://www.somaly.org/approach/survivors-journey

Like the page on facebook if you want to get updates on what the organization is doing :)

https://www.facebook.com/somalymamfoundation

Here is a bio of Somaly Mam, the founder: 

http://www.somaly.org/about/somaly-mam

Here's an article written by the NYTimes about brothels and sex trafficking. 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/opinion/inside-the-brothels.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

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  • Dan

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  • Gordon McKay

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Donor Comments

mom

mom

DONATION: $50

I share your burden. So proud that you are doing something about what matters to you. praying for you, Mom 4 years ago

your loving sister

your loving sister

DONATION: $100

awesome to see you raising awareness for such a good cause, keep it up you fit monkey, you 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Hannah Townsend

Hannah Townsend

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Charlotte Hardy

Charlotte Hardy

DONATION: $10

All girls are precious, lets give them a better chance in life. Nice one Maddy :) 4 years ago

Gordon McKay

Gordon McKay

DONATION: $20

Proud of you Maddy, great cause. 4 years ago

Jotham

Jotham

DONATION: $20

Good luck, don't forget to find out where the race is! 4 years ago

Dan

Dan

DONATION: $50

Good luck 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

This sounds amazing and I respect the passion and care that you have to help make a difference in these young girls lives that have been so harshly miss treated. 4 years ago